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CBA Harris Lecture Series Presents John Mackey CEO of Whole Foods

Sep 19 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article CBA Harris Lecture Series Presents John Mackey CEO of Whole Foods
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and University of Nebraska College of Law host the inaugural Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series featuring John Mackey on Wednesday, October 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Mackey is co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, his supermarket chain became the first in the United States certified as an organic grocer. He authored the book “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” which appeared on best-selling lists for both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Business Week 2016 Brings Students Together to Learn and Have Fun

Sep 19 2016 8:00 AM | » Full Article Business Week 2016 Brings Students Together to Learn and Have Fun
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration celebrates Business Week (B-Week) 2016 from September 19-22. The event represents a long tradition of galvanizing business students around various activities throughout the week to enhance their academic lives, future careers and social opportunities.

More Than 200 Board Members Convene for CBA Partnership Summit

Sep 17 2016 5:00 PM | » Full Article More Than 200 Board Members Convene for CBA Partnership Summit
The largest-ever College of Business Administration Partnership Summit at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln saw more than 200 members from 14 of the 15 advisory boards gather for meetings throughout campus, a luncheon at the Nebraska Champions Club and tours of the new CBA building. The luncheon featured Dean Donde Plowman’s State of the College Address, as well a keynote address from UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green.

Indicator: More Signs of Slow Nebraska Growth in Early 2017

Sep 16 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: More Signs of Slow Nebraska Growth in Early 2017
Nebraska will experience slow economic growth in early 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

College of Business Administration Jumps 13 Spots in U.S. News & World Report  Rankings

Sep 13 2016 8:45 AM | » Full Article College of Business Administration Jumps 13 Spots in <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> Rankings
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has jumped 13 spots and into the Top 50 of undergraduate business schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Consumer and Business Confidence Hold Steady

Sep 2 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Consumer and Business Confidence Hold Steady
Consumer confidence remained weak and business confidence remained positive in Nebraska during August, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Back to School Bash Held for Last Time at Current CBA Building

Aug 25 2016 2:00 PM | » Full Article Back to School Bash Held for Last Time at Current CBA Building
The first of a year full of lasts happened when the College of Business Administration hosted the Back to School Bash at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With CBA moving into a new building next fall, the celebration marked the final kickoff to the school year on the west side of the current CBA building.
 

Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Moderate in Early 2017

Aug 19 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Moderate in Early 2017
Economic growth should moderate in Nebraska in early 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.>

New Graduates Prepare to Start Something

Aug 16 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article New Graduates Prepare to Start Something
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, master and doctoral students Saturday, August 15, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Four of the graduates looked back at their time at CBA and forward to how they will Start Something after graduation.
 

CBA Honors Academy Opens World of Opportunities to Van Hoosen

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Courtney Van Hoosen
Courtney Van Hoosen jokes about being the type of person who has to be busy or she gets sick. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior from Omaha, Nebraska, is a double major in international business and French and has minors in economics and Japanese. She plays club volleyball, is an intern at Sandhills Publishing and interned this summer in Europe. This spring she formed a new student organization in the College of Business Administration called the Husker International Business Club. She has done it all while also participating in the CBA Honors Academy, and serving as secretary and treasurer for its student council.
 

Improving Consumer Confidence

Aug 5 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Improving Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence improved in Nebraska during July while the outlook for employment remained positive, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Indicator: Nebraska Growth Strong Through the Rest of 2016

Jul 29 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Growth Strong Through the Rest of 2016
Nebraska should experience strong economic growth through the rest of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Start Your Story: Phoebe Lockhart

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
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Phoebe Lockhart, a junior economics major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, was selected to participate in the 2016 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship program at the home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Ogallala, Nebraska, native was one of 16 students from across the United States in the intensive leadership development program for nearly six-weeks this summer. The fellowship program is for incoming juniors who want to learn from George Washington’s leadership lessons,interact with leaders in the corporate, government and military sectors in the nation’s capital andmake a difference in the world.

Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates a new school year with the Fourth Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m., on the west side of the CBA building. New and returning CBA students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to network with the CBA community while enjoying free food, live music, prizes and more. RSVP by Wednesday, August 17 at http://cba.unl.edu/bash.
 

June Surveys: Solid Employment Outlook

Jul 8 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article June Surveys: Solid Employment Outlook
The outlook for employment was strong in Nebraska during June, while consumer confidence improved during the month, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
 

More than 800 Business Students Named to Spring Dean’s List and Honor Roll

Jun 24 2016 10:00 AM | » Full Article More than 800 Business Students Named to Spring Dean’s List and Honor Roll
More than 800 business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were named to the College of Business Administration Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the spring semester

Indicator: A Loss of Momentum

Jun 17 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: A Loss of Momentum
After strong growth in the summer and fall, the Nebraska economy may cool in late 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Snodgrass to Represent Nebraska at Policy Workshop

Jun 16 2016 3:15 PM | » Full Article Snodgrass to Represent Nebraska at Policy Workshop
Alexandra Snodgrass, a junior economics major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will represent Nebraska this summer as one of 50 college students participating in a unique educational program dedicated to identifying future policy leaders. The Omaha native, who is also earning a certificate in gerontology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will join 49 of her peers in Kentucky June 19-25 for the first collegiate class of the National Student Congress, organized by the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.  
 

Indicator: Nebraska Economic Outlook Remains Strong

May 20 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska Economic Outlook Remains Strong
The Nebraska economy should grow rapidly during the second half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Senior Sendoff Honors Graduates

May 10 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article Senior Sendoff Honors Graduates
A new event helped kick off Commencement festivities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as more than 300 people attended the inaugural College of Business Administration Senior Sendoff Friday, May 6, at The Railyard in Lincoln’s Haymarket District. The college’s graduating seniors, along with their families and friends, and faculty and staff, were invited to the event to celebrate the graduates.
 

CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration

May 9 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration
Faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration recognized the halfway mark of new building construction with a “Celebrating 400 Days of Construction” picnic on the East Memorial Stadium Plaza.

More Than 500 Students Receive Business Degrees

May 7 2016 1:00 PM | » Full Article More Than 500 Students Receive Business Degrees
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated more than 500 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, in ceremonies at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Three undergraduates and one graduate student shared their experiences at CBA and how they plan to Start Something after graduation.

Business Expectations Remain Strong in Nebraska

May 6 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Business Expectations Remain Strong in Nebraska
Business expectations and consumer confidence held steady in Nebraska during April, according to the latest monthly surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

UNL Students Capture Over 40 Awards at PBL State Conference

May 2 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article UNL Students Capture Over 40 Awards at PBL State Conference
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln chapter of Phi Beta Lambda won more than 40 awards while competing at the Nebraska PBL State Leadership Conference in Kearney, Nebraska, April 1-2. Students who placed at the state conference qualified for the National PBL conference in Atlanta later this summer. At the national competition, students compete in business and technology events, attend leadership workshops and network with students and businesses from across the country.

Undergraduate Business Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Apr 29 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Recognized for Academic Achievement
More than 75 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students received awards for academic achievement at the 2016 CBA Honors Ceremony on Sunday, April 24. Dr. Donna Dudney, associate dean for undergraduate programs and associate professor of finance, and Dr. D’vee Buss, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, distributed the awards, including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.
 

England-Clark Conference Connects Economics Alumni

Apr 26 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article England-Clark Conference Connects Economics Alumni
Though it takes place just once every five years, the England-Clark Conference is woven into the fabric of the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration. Celebrating 110 years of doctoral research in economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the conference brought together CBA economics alumni and current faculty and students for two days of celebration and academic conferences. The conference is named in honor of two pioneers of the economics graduate program: Minnie Throop England (1906), who published an influential body of work addressing business cycle theory and taught at UNL from 1906 to 1921, and Anderson W. Clark (1905), who founded the Child Saving Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
 

Students Explore Professional Opportunities in Washington D.C.

Apr 26 2016 11:30 AM | » Full Article Students Explore Professional Opportunities in Washington D.C.
Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration connected with professionals in a variety of local, national and international companies in Washington D.C. Career Services at CBA led a group of 10 students to a series of company tours, meetings with successful alumni and a panel discussion regarding finding employment after graduation and life in Washington D.C.
 

Dean Plowman Presents CBA Faculty, Staff Awards

Apr 21 2016 10:30 AM | » Full Article Dean Plowman Presents CBA Faculty, Staff Awards
The 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration took place April 20 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, presented the awards to the eight award recipients.
 

Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated

Apr 18 2016 10:30 AM | » Full Article Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated
Friday marked a major milestone in the construction of the new College of Business Administration building at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a Topping Off Steel Ceremony took place at the construction site at 14th and Vine streets. A topping off event is a building construction tradition that occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
 

Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve

Apr 15 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve
The Nebraska economy should grow rapidly during the second half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
 

March Surveys: Businesses Expectations Improve in Nebraska

Apr 1 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article March Surveys: Businesses Expectations Improve in Nebraska
Business expectations improved in Nebraska during March while consumer confidence held steady, according to the latest surveys conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve

Mar 18 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve
The Nebraska economy should grow solidly during the summer of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Start Your Story: Matt Foley

Mar 8 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Matt Foley
Matt Foley, a junior economics and management major, started a company with three partners that was recently named a Top-10 Finalist in the international Thought for Food Challenge. The Lincoln-native and his team of two other University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and a faculty advisor from the Biosystems Engineering Department submitted their online marketplace called FarmAfield into the competition. Over 500 entries from over 100 countries were submitted aimed at finding creative ways to face the global challenge of feeding the world.
 

Survey a Mixed Outlook From Households and Businesses

Mar 4 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Survey a Mixed Outlook From Households and Businesses
Consumer confidence rose, but remained negative in Nebraska during February while Nebraska businesses remained optimistic about expanding employment, according to the February Surveys of Nebraska Households and Nebraska Business, which are conducted by the UNL Bureau of Business Research.

January Increase for Nebraska’s Leading Indicator

Feb 19 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article January Increase for Nebraska’s Leading Indicator
Growth in the Nebraska economy will be modest during the summer of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

Senshu Visitors Celebrate 30th Anniversary of CBA Partnership

Feb 17 2016 11:00 AM | » Full Article Senshu Visitors Celebrate 30th Anniversary of CBA Partnership
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and Senshu University in Japan are currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the exchange partnership between the two schools. As part of the celebration, Dr. Yutaka Takahashi, dean of international academic affairs, and Yuta Yazawa, deputy associate manager and study abroad coordinator at Senshu, visited UNL for five days of meetings and cultural exchange.

More than 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List

Feb 15 2016 8:30 AM | » Full Article More than 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced 815 College of Business Administration students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester. To receive this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. Master of business administration students qualify for the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA and nine or more credit hours.

UNL Parents Association Honors 17 CBA Faculty, Staff

Feb 12 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article UNL Parents Association Honors 17 CBA Faculty, Staff
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln had 17 faculty and staff members recognized by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association for their outstanding contributions to students. The award honors those faculty and staff members who have made significant differences in the lives of their students.
 

Businesses Optimistic but Consumer Confidence is Down

Feb 5 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Optimistic but Consumer Confidence is Down
Consumer confidence declined in Nebraska during January while Nebraska businesses were optimistic about expanding employment and sales, according to the January Survey of Nebraska Households and the January Survey of Nebraska Business, both of which are conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Declines During December

Jan 15 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Declines During December
Growth in the Nebraska economy will be solid rather than strong during the first half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

December Survey: Mixed Outlook in Nebraska

Jan 8 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article December Survey: Mixed Outlook in Nebraska
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about the employment outlook but have a mixed outlook for sales, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rises for a Second Month

Dec 18 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rises for a Second Month
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose in November, by 0.38 percent.

Graduating Seniors Start Something at CBA

Dec 16 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Start Something at CBA
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 238 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ceremonies. Four of the graduates talked about their experiences at CBA and how they plan to Start Something in business.

Three Year Nebraska Economic Forecast

Dec 10 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Three Year Nebraska Economic Forecast
Nebraska agriculture has another down year ahead, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Other economic sectors in the state should see decent, though not spectacular, growth.

Businesses Optimism Returns in Nebraska

Dec 4 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Optimism Returns in Nebraska
Nebraska businesses have turned optimistic about the outlook for sales and employment, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rebounds in October

Nov 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rebounds in October
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rebounded in October, rising by 1.06 percent. 
 
The rise in the index reversed a decline during the month of September. “Taken together, results for the last two months suggest that the Nebraska economy will expand at a modest pace during the first months of 2016.   

Renowned Financial Speaker to Visit UNL

Nov 10 2015 4:45 PM | » Full Article
The Nebraska Council of Economic Education and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity will host speaker Adam Carroll on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and everyone, especially students interested in learning about managing their personal finances during and after college, is encouraged to attend.
 

October Survey: Mixed Outlook for Nebraska Businesses

Nov 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article October Survey: Mixed Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
For the second consecutive month, Nebraska businesses grew less optimistic about the short-term economic outlook, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Rock Musician Brings Message of Financial Literacy to UNL

Nov 5 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article Rock Musician Brings Message of Financial Literacy to UNL
Rock music and economics might not be the most obvious combination to unite on stage. Nonetheless, that is exactly what happened when the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) invited the Gooding band to play music and talk economic literacy to a group of 600 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Union October 28.

Continued Growth in Nebraska Leading Indicator

Sep 18 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Continued Growth in Nebraska Leading Indicator
Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose for the 5th consecutive month in August, increasing by 0.31 percent.

The increase implies that the Nebraska economy will expand through the first quarter of 2016.  

Businesses Throughout Nebraska Hold Positive Outlook

Sep 4 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Businesses Throughout Nebraska Hold Positive Outlook
Nebraska businesses remain positive in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Among respondents to the August Survey, 28 percent expected sales to increase over the next six months, compared to 18 percent who predicted a decline in sales.

Modest Uptick in Nebraska Leading Indicator

Aug 21 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Modest Uptick in Nebraska Leading Indicator
A July increase in Nebraska’s leading economic indicator suggests consistent economic growth for Nebraska through the end of 2015 and into 2016.

The modest increase of 0.17% is the fifth increase in the last six months.

Seniors Use CBA Experiences in the Job Market

Aug 15 2015 1:00 PM | » Full Article Seniors Use CBA Experiences in the Job Market
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 118 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Saturday, August 15 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates reminisce about how their CBA experiences prepared them to Start Something in the business world.

July Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Optimistic

Aug 7 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article July Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Optimistic
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 
One in three businesses responding to the July Survey of Nebraska Business expected sales to increase over the next six months, compared to just 13 percent who predicted a decline in sales.

The Nebraska Leading Indicator Nudges Higher

Jun 19 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article The Nebraska Leading Indicator Nudges Higher
An increase in Nebraska’s leading economic indicator continues to suggest a strong Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015.
 
The indicator has risen five of the last six months. 

May Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Very Optimistic

Jun 5 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article May Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Very Optimistic
Nebraska businesses remained very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses

May 15 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 1.99% in April. This sharp increase suggests strong growth in the Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015.
 
“The sharp increase in the LEI-N reflects strong business expectations, a recent decline in the value of the U.S. Dollar, and a decline initial claims for unemployment insurance,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 

CBA Senior Graduates Prepared to Start Something

May 9 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Senior Graduates Prepared to Start Something
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 445 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Five May graduates share their CBA experience and how they are prepared to Start Something in the business world.

April Survey: Nebraska Businesses Report Record Optimism

May 8 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses are very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research.  
 
Nearly one in four respondents to the April Survey of Nebraska Business expected to add employees in the next six months. Only 4 percent said they expected to reduce employment.

CBA Faculty and Staff Recognized with College Honors

May 1 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article CBA Faculty and Staff Recognized with College Honors
The 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration was held April 30 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, presented the awards to the seven award recipients and recognized four retiring faculty.

Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth

Apr 17 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 0.08% in March. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase and suggests that Nebraska will benefit from consistent economic growth throughout 2015.

Undergraduate Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Apr 16 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement
More than 125 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were honored at the 2015 CBA Honors Ceremony held Sunday, April 12. Eighty students received CBA awards for academic achievement including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.

International Association for Feminist Economics Partners with World Bank

Apr 16 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article International Association for Feminist Economics Partners with World Bank
The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), located in the Department of Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, is partnering with the World Bank for an innovative special issue of its award winning journal Feminist Economics. The issue focuses on women’s voice and agency– their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities.

State Business Grow More Optimistic for 2015

Apr 3 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses are optimistic in their outlook for sales over the next six months and very optimistic in their outlook for employment.

Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February

Mar 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator was essentially flat in February, rising by just 0.01. The flat value followed two months of growth during December 2014 and January 2015. Taken together, the three months of data suggest that the Nebraska economy will improve later in the year.

BBR Research Reports Economic Forecasts for Nebraskans

Mar 18 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article
The economy is one of the most important issues people face when planning finances, shopping or visiting the voting booth. The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) wants Nebraskans to know exactly what to expect from the economy by releasing a series of economic reports geared at making research understandable and relevant to families and businesses throughout the state.

UNL Parents Association Honors 14 CBA Faculty, Staff

Mar 17 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article UNL Parents Association Honors 14 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL College of Business Administration had 14 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony in January. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony. The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students.
 

Ann Mari May and Colleagues Receive “Big Ideas” Planning Grant

Mar 13 2015 8:30 AM | » Full Article Ann Mari May and Colleagues Receive “Big Ideas” Planning Grant
Policy-makers are increasingly interested in findings ways of “nudging” individuals to make better decisions regarding their health, personal finance, education and labor market choices. However, in these important life domains, differences in decision-making by men and women, leading to significant variations in numerous measures of well-being often go unseen.

CBA Building Moves Forward with Groundbreaking

Mar 5 2015 10:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Building Moves Forward with Groundbreaking
Construction of UNL's new College of Business Administration Building launched with a ceremonial turning of dirt on March 4.

An estimated 350 attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which was held inside the Kauffman Academic Residential Center and near the site of the new building at 14th and Vine streets.

Olson Seminars Opened with Talk on Controversial State Taxes

Feb 20 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article
The spring semester's first lecture in the Center for Great Plains Studies' Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies series featured UNL economists Eric Thompson and John Anderson speaking on taxes in the region.

A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska

Feb 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska
Nebraska’s economy should accelerate during mid-2015, according to the latest Leading Economic Indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.40 percent in January. Two of six economic factors used to calculate the indicator, business expectations and initial claims for unemployment insurance, improved solidly during the month.

January Survey: Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth

Feb 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article January Survey:  Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in for employment in January, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
Respondents to the January Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Nearly 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List

Jan 29 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article Nearly 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced 798 College of Business Administration students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. To be included, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. Master of business administration students qualify for the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA and nine or more credit hours.

Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World

Jan 23 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World
Though the national economy likely will fluctuate, most Nebraskans can expect modest but steady economic growth during the next three years, economic forecasters say.

In the latest long-term forecast released by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska is depicted as a haven of steady growth in an uncertain world.

Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator

Jan 16 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.87 percent in December.
 
“The improvement in the leading indicator suggests that economic growth will accelerate in Nebraska during mid-2015,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy

Dec 19 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell in November by 1.33%.
 
“The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The drop in the leading indicators suggests that economic growth will slow in Nebraska during the second quarter of 2015,” said Thompson.

Graduating Seniors Prepared to Start Something

Dec 18 2014 10:30 AM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Prepared to Start Something
Commencement ceremonies for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be held on Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The College of Business Administration graduated 384 seniors, masters and doctoral students. Four December graduates reflect on their CBA experience and how they are ready to Start Something in business.  

Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska

Dec 12 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in November, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
           
Respondents to the November Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October

Nov 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell slightly, by 0.10 percent in October, marking the second consecutive monthly decline.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is primarily the result of a sharp increase in the value of the U.S. dollar during October,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “A rising dollar puts pressure on exporters in agriculture and manufacturing.”

Nebraska Council on Economic Education Screens Inequality for All Film

Nov 14 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Council on Economic Education Screens <i>Inequality for All</i>  Film
Nearly 250 people showed up for the Nebraska Council for Economic Education (NCEE) free screening of the Robert Reich movie Inequality for All at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Center on November 6. Most of the attendees were business students who watched the movie and stayed to hear a panel discussion featuring CBA professors Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research, Dr. Hank van den Berg, professor of economics, and Dr. Seth Giertz, associate professor of economics.

Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again

Nov 7 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again
Nebraska business’s regained their optimistic outlook in October, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Respondents to the October Survey of Nebraska Business were optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Retired Marine Colonel Stresses Integrity at State Farm Ethics Lecture Series

Nov 5 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article Retired Marine Colonel Stresses Integrity at State Farm Ethics Lecture Series
More than 2,000 College of Business Administration students attended the fall State Farm Ethics Lecture Series to hear Col. Arthur J. Athens, U.S. Marine Corps speak about the importance of integrity in one’s life at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Athens, director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, told students he puts a premium on people who maintain a consistent self in all situations.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead

Oct 17 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell by 0.45 percent in September, marking the second decline in three months.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator suggests weaker growth for the Nebraska economy during the first quarter of 2015,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “The Nebraska economy is growing solidly at the moment, but economic momentum will slow around the turn of the year.”

Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA

Sep 24 2014 4:30 PM | » Full Article Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA
A record number of nearly 200 advisory board members met at the UNL College of Business Administration on Friday, September 19, for the 2014 Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, gave the State of the College address at the Grand Manse in downtown Lincoln where she emphasized the positive trajectories happening at CBA including business major enrollments approaching 3,900, business minors totaling about 1,500 and 35 new faculty hired in the last four years.

CBA Students Score High Marks on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Sep 16 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Students Score High Marks on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration provides opportunities for students to start something in the business world. Kyle Kaluza, a senior economics and finance major from Omaha, Nebraska, took the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) to give him an upper hand in the job market.

CBA Climbed 21 Spots in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings

Sep 10 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration jumped 21 spots to No. 51 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate business programs. There were 429 schools listed in the latest rankings based on an assessment survey conducted in the spring of 2014. U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and asked them to rate the overall quality of the undergraduate business program at each university.

Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience

Aug 16 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, masters and doctoral students at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates who are ready to Start Something in the business world shared how their CBA experience gave them an advantage in the work force

Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Economy

Aug 1 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
For the sixth straight month, Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for the state economy, according to the July business outlook survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Strong Business Expectations Support Another Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jul 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Lincoln, Neb., July 18, 2014 – The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.01% in June, 2014, for its fifth consecutive monthly increase.

Forecasters: Nebraska Economy to Remain Solid, Though Growth Will Slow

Jul 11 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
After a couple of red-hot years in the farm sector and in home construction, Nebraska’s economy will slow enough for the rest of the nation to catch up, state forecasters say.

BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook

Jul 3 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook
Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for sales and employment for the next six months, according to a June survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research.

Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jun 20 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 0.13% in May, 2014, for its fourth consecutive monthly increase.

Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April

May 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.89% in April 2014. This rapid increase during April is the third consecutive monthly improvement in the LEI-N.

Student TED Talks Inspire Global Thinking

May 14 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Student TED Talks Inspire Global Thinking
Students at the University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration in the ECON 445 Economics, Gender and Social Provisioning class presented ideas for making a positive impact in the world during finals week. Their assignment was to deliver a five minute presentation, similar to a TED Talk, a national series of presentations given under the broad umbrella of “ideas worth spreading,” on a subject related to the class. The result was a diverse series of presentations ranging from turning used pizza boxes into firewood to helping increase the minimum wage in Bangladesh.

Graduating Seniors Offer Advice to Current Students

May 10 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Offer Advice to Current Students
Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration received their diplomas Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Before the graduates begin their next chapter in new careers or furthering their education, some took time to share advice with current students looking to Start Something.
 

Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March

Apr 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) declined by 0.07% in March 2014. This slight decrease followed solid growth in February. Together, results from the two months suggest continued growth in the Nebraska economy.

Undergraduate Business Students Recognized at CBA Honors Ceremony

Apr 17 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Recognized at CBA Honors Ceremony
Nearly 100 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were honored at the 2014 CBA Honors Ceremony held on Sunday, April 13. Forty-five students received CBA awards for academic achievement including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.

Leading Economic Indicator Improves in February

Mar 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Improves in February
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 0.99% in February 2014. The increase in the LEI-N suggests moderate growth in the Nebraska economy during the summer of 2014.

Up in December, Down in January; Signs Still Positive for Nebraska’s Economy

Feb 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Up in December, Down in January; Signs Still Positive for Nebraska’s Economy
Following strong gains in December, Nebraska’s leading economic indicator declined in January, continuing the up-and-down trend seen in recent months.

Dean's List Announced for 2013 Fall Semester

Feb 20 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Dean's List Announced for 2013 Fall Semester
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced the 786 College of Business Administration students named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. To be included, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher for the semester.

Business Students Sweep to Success on UNL Curling Team

Feb 19 2014 2:30 PM | » Full Article Business Students Sweep to Success on UNL Curling Team
The sport of curling may not receive the same attention as figure skating or snowboarding at the Winter Olympics, but it does have its share of fans. In fact, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, two students– Cameron Binder and Katherine Mitenko– lead the Nebraska Curling team.

UNL Parents Association Honors 12 CBA Faculty, Staff

Feb 12 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article UNL Parents Association Honors 12 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL College of Business Administration had 12 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 7. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony.  The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students.

BBR Report Projects Moderate Growth for Nebraska Economy

Jan 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Report Projects Moderate Growth for Nebraska Economy
Nebraska's economy will grow at a moderate pace during the next few years, though not as fast as the national economy, state forecasters predicted through a report produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Bureau of Business Research.

Leading Economic Indicator Increases in December

Jan 17 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Increases in December
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 0.78% in December 2013. This increase reverses a decline during the previous month. “The increase in the value of the LEI-N in December suggests that economic growth in Nebraska may accelerate during the summer of 2014.

Economic Indicator Declines in November

Dec 20 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Economic Indicator Declines in November
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) decreased by 0.59% in November 2013. This decline follows solid growth in the LEI-N during August and September, and weak growth during October. “Changes in the value of the LEI-N in recent months suggest moderate growth in the Nebraska economy during the first quarter of 2014 but that growth will slow during the second quarter,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Graduating Students Thankful for Opportunities at CBA

Dec 19 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Graduating Students Thankful for Opportunities at CBA
Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will receive their diplomas this Friday and Saturday at commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Before the graduates begin their next chapter in new careers or furthering their education, some took time to share how CBA helped them Start Something.

John Anderson Addresses Tax Policy Concerns for Nebraska

Dec 4 2013 2:00 PM | » Full Article John Anderson Addresses Tax Policy Concerns for Nebraska
Dr. John Anderson, Baird Family Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, spoke to the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the 2013 Nebraska Policy and Issues Tax Summit on November 18. He discussed modernizing the tax code by eliminating tax exemptions and deductions to broaden the base revenue. This would allow for lowering rates across all tax brackets.

Economic Growth Still on Tap for Early 2014

Nov 15 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Economic Growth Still on Tap for Early 2014
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) decreased by 0.08% in October 2013. This slight decline followed two months of solid growth in the LEI-N in August and September.

National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore Visits CBA

Oct 28 2013 4:00 PM | » Full Article National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore Visits CBA
National Geographic photographer, international wildlife advocate and Lincoln, Neb., native Joel Sartore recently spoke to students in Dr. Ann Mari May’s macroeconomics class. Students in the class were impressed with Sartore’s adventures as a wildlife photographer, and were excited to learn more about the connections between how the economy operates and life in the natural world.

Leading Economics Indicator Shows Private Sector Expanding in Nebraska

Oct 18 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economics Indicator Shows Private Sector Expanding in Nebraska
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 0.95% in September 2013. The increase suggests modest growth in the Nebraska economy through the rest of 2013 and in early 2014. The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is produced by faculty and students in the Department of Economics and Bureau of Business Research within the UNL College of Business Administration.

Kiewit Representatives Encourage Students to Explore Career Possibilities

Oct 17 2013 11:30 AM | » Full Article Kiewit Representatives Encourage Students to Explore Career Possibilities
Andrew Wesely and Brian Seger are both University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduates who presented in classes at CBA and encouraged business students to think outside the box when considering a career path. Wesely and Seger work at Kiewit Construction and believe it is the kind of opportunity current business students are being prepared for at CBA.

Giertz to Present Talk at Austrian Nationalbank in Vienna

Oct 8 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Giertz to Present Talk at Austrian Nationalbank in Vienna
Dr. Seth Giertz, assistant professor of economics at the University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration, is presenting a talk at the Austrian Nationalbank in Vienna on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Six CBA Students Up for Homecoming Royalty

Oct 1 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Six CBA Students Up for Homecoming Royalty
The College of Business Administration has six students on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Homecoming court. Royalty will be crowned during halftime of the Nebraska-Illinois football game, set to kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Memorial Stadium. Election for king and queen is Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the MyRed portal for UNL students.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Economic Honor Society is Revitalized at CBA

Sep 27 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Omicron Delta Epsilon Economic Honor Society is Revitalized at CBA
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is known as one of the most prestigious student organizations for economics in the country. During recent times, the group had been inactive at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, but with the help of Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research, the organization is beginning anew at the College of Business Administration.

More than 650 Celebrate 100th Anniversary of CBA at Back to School Bash

Aug 30 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article More than 650 Celebrate 100th Anniversary of CBA at Back to School Bash
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration celebrated 100 years of educating business leaders on Friday, Aug. 23 with a back to school bash. More than 650 College of Business Administration students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners attended the celebration. Earlier in the week, Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed the day as the 100th Anniversary of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska Economic Indicator Dips in July Following June's Gain

Aug 16 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Economic Indicator Dips in July Following June's Gain
Following a strong increase in June, the Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska declined by 1.05 percent in July, according to economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business Administration.

Moderate Growth in BBR July Report for Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska

Jul 19 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Moderate Growth in BBR July Report for Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 0.87% in June 2013. This moderate increase in the LEI-N, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, followed a small increase in May. 

Forecast: Nebraska Economy to Grow Amid ‘New Normal’ for Farm Incomes

Jul 12 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Forecast: Nebraska Economy to Grow Amid ‘New Normal’ for Farm Incomes
Farm incomes in Nebraska over the next two years will continue descending from 2011’s record levels, but state economic forecasters said Friday that they expect steady economic and job growth across most of the state’s industries through 2015.

Dr. Seth Giertz Housing Market Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Jul 11 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Seth Giertz Housing Market Research Featured in Wall Street Journal
Dr. Seth Giertz, assistant professor of economics at CBA, had his research featured in The Wall Street Journal this month. His article entitled “Preventing House Price Bubbles” originally appeared in the Policy Focus Report of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Dr. Ann Mari May Research Featured in International Monetary Fund Publication

Jul 1 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Dr. Ann Mari May Research Featured in International Monetary Fund Publication
Dr. Ann Mari May, professor of economics at UNL, has a feature article in the International Monetary Fund’s June issue of Finance & Development, “A Woman’s World.”  May is featured for her research showing how the rising proportion of women in economics may change the profession’s views on policy questions.

Grant Essink Chooses Business Degree to Prepare for Dental Career

Jun 25 2013 1:00 PM | » Full Article Grant Essink Chooses Business Degree to Prepare for Dental Career
Grant Essink knew he wanted to be a dentist before he arrived at the University of Nebraska&ndash;Lincoln College of Business Administration. The next question he needed to answer was what to choose as his major, so he consulted people already working in the medical profession.

Slight Increase in The Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska

Jun 21 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Slight Increase in The Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 0.09% in May 2013. This slight increase in the LEI-N, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, followed a solid increase in April. The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is produced by faculty and students in the Department of Economics and Bureau of Business Research within the UNL College of Business Administration.

Labor Economics Inspires Research Focus for Dr. Laurie Miller

May 22 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Labor Economics Inspires Research Focus for Dr. Laurie Miller
Dr. Laurie Miller, assistant professor of practice in economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, recently had her paper “Caregivers, Firm Policies and Gender Discrimination Claims,” published in the Review of Economics of the Household.

Monthly Leading Economic Indicator Report Shows Future Growth for Nebraska Economy

May 17 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Monthly Leading Economic Indicator Report Shows Future Growth for Nebraska Economy
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.16% in April 2013. This increase in the LEI-N, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, follows a decline in March.

CBA Professors Examine Value of CEO Compensation Packages

May 15 2013 2:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Professors Examine Value of CEO Compensation Packages
Dr. Sam Allgood, Edwin J. Faulkner Professor of Economics, and Dr. Kathleen Farrell, senior associate dean and professor of finance at CBA recently published a research article in the Journal of Corporate Finance that examined compensation packages for more than 1,400 CEOs over a 14-year period.

Business Students Graduate as Part of Second Largest UNL Class

May 7 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Business Students Graduate as Part of Second Largest UNL Class
More than 2,750 students received their diplomas May 3 and 4 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This is the second largest class in the history of UNL.

Beta Alpha Psi Students Compete in Best Practice Competition and Advance to Nationals

May 2 2013 2:00 PM | » Full Article Beta Alpha Psi Students Compete in Best Practice Competition and Advance to Nationals
Fourteen students from CBA presented in the Best Practice Competition at the regional meeting of Beta Alpha Psi on April 6. The competition, which was held in Kansas City, Kan., had three presentation categories including innovation, inspiration and imagination.

CBA Students Berends, Ha Receive UNL Outstanding Student Leadership Awards

May 1 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Students Berends, Ha Receive UNL Outstanding Student Leadership Awards
University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students Margo Berends of Aurora, Colo., and Anh Ha of Hanoi, Vietnam, were honored with 2013 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards by the UNL Office of Student Affairs on April 26.

Dr. Ann Mari May Publishes Interview with Nobel Prize Winner in Feminist Economics Journal

Apr 30 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Ann Mari May Publishes Interview with Nobel Prize Winner in Feminist Economics Journal
Elinor Ostrom was awarded the Nobel Prize for economic sciences in 2009. Not only was she the first woman to receive this honor she was a relative unknown in the economics profession. Dr. Ann Mari May interviewed Ostrom less than a year before she died and published the interview in the journal Feminist Economics.

2013 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception Recognizes Excellence at CBA

Apr 29 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article 2013 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception Recognizes Excellence at CBA
The 2013 Faculty Awards Reception for the College of Business Administration was held, Thursday, April 25 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, the James, Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA, presented the awards to the thirteen award recipients.

Student Impact Awards Recognize Faculty and Student Excellence

Apr 23 2013 4:00 PM | » Full Article Student Impact Awards Recognize Faculty and Student Excellence
A College of Business Administration student, Mark Carney, received the President of the Year Award at the Student Impact Awards banquet April 9 in the Nebraska Union. Warren Luckner, David P. Hayes Memorial Chair in Actuarial Science, was honored as the Adviser of the Year.

Drop in the Nebraska Economic Indicator Reported by BBR

Apr 19 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Drop in the Nebraska Economic Indicator Reported by BBR
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska dropped in March, falling by 0.39 percent. This decrease in the state indicator, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, suggests weakness in the Nebraska economy during summer 2013.

Dr. Carlos Asarta Honored with Educator of the Year

Apr 17 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Carlos Asarta Honored with Educator of the Year
Dr. Carlos Asarta, associate professor of practice in economics at the UNL College of Business Administration, was awarded the Association of the Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) Outstanding Educator of the Year Award for large classes at the ASUN new student government installation on April 3 at the Wick Alumni Center.

UCARE Provides Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Business Students

Apr 16 2013 2:00 PM | » Full Article UCARE Provides Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Business Students
The UNL UCARE program gives students the chance to participate in research at the undergraduate level. Christine Ochsner, junior accounting and economics major from Geneva, Neb., shared her economics education research with a poster presentation at the Spring UNL Undergraduate Research Fair on April 10.

Over 70 Percent of CBA Students Sign Ethics Code

Apr 15 2013 11:30 AM | » Full Article Over 70 Percent of CBA Students Sign Ethics Code
More than 70 percent of undergraduate students currently enrolled at the UNL College of Business Administration have given their signature of support to the CBA ethics code. The student-written ethics code and belief statement were launched at the State Farm Ethics Day Lecture last year.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Apr 2 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Council on Economic Education Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Nebraska Council on Economic Education, located at CBA, is celebrating 50 years of service to the citizens of Nebraska. Started in 1963 to promote economic literacy, the council has grown into a unique public/private partnership that leads the nation in economic education and curriculum development. 

Leading Economic Indicator Grows Modestly Projecting Future Growth

Mar 15 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Grows Modestly Projecting Future Growth
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) grew modestly in February 2013, rising by 0.16%. This increase in the LEI-N, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, suggests that the Nebraska economy will grow only modestly in mid-2013.

CBA Faculty and Staff Honored by UNL Parents Association

Feb 15 2013 1:30 PM | » Full Article CBA Faculty and Staff Honored by UNL Parents Association
The UNL College of Business Administration had nine faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 8. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony.

BBR Announces Increase for February LEI-N Report

Feb 15 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Announces Increase for February LEI-N Report
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska grew moderately in January, rising by 0.36 percent. This increase in the state indicator, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, suggests that the Nebraska economy will grow at a moderate pace in mid-2013.

Nebraska Business Forecast Council Anticipates Modest Economic Growth

Feb 8 2013 2:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Business Forecast Council Anticipates Modest Economic Growth
State forecasters said Friday they expect modest economic and employment growth this year in Nebraska, as well as for farm incomes to slide back from recent all-time highs and the rate of non-farm income growth to slow in 2013.

German Tennis Players Star on Court and in the Classroom

Jan 29 2013 11:15 AM | » Full Article German Tennis Players Star on Court and in the Classroom
Nebraska Husker athletes and business students Janine Weinreich and Stefanie Weinstein represent two in a long line of international students, who came to Nebraska from Germany to compete on the women’s tennis team.

Leading Economic Indicator Rises Modestly in December

Jan 18 2013 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Rises Modestly in December
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska rose modestly, by 0.11 percent, in December, according to economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business Administration.

Dr. Rick Edwards Writes Essay for Obama Inauguration Gift

Jan 14 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Rick Edwards Writes Essay for Obama Inauguration Gift
Dr. Richard Edwards, professor of economics at CBA and director of the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, is contributing an essay on the Homestead Act to a volume which will be presented to President Barack Obama at his presidential inauguration.

BBR Announces Slight Decline in Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska Report

Dec 21 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Announces Slight Decline in Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska Report
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) declined modestly in November 2012, dropping by 0.18%. This modest decline, however, followed four months of solid growth in LEI-N from July through October. Nevertheless, the Nebraska economy therefore is expected to grow at a moderate pace in December and in the first half of 2013.

The Hill's Congress Blog Features Dr. Giertz Tax Reform Article

Dec 4 2012 11:58 AM | » Full Article The Hill's Congress Blog Features Dr. Giertz Tax Reform Article
Dr. Seth Giertz, assistant professor of economics, recently wrote an article that appeared on The Hill's Congress Blog. The article looked at the upcoming fiscal cliff dilemma and the frictions that go along with gridlock in trying to get things solved in Congress.

Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska Largely Unchanged in November BBR Report

Nov 16 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska Largely Unchanged in November BBR Report
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) was largely unchanged in October 2012, dropping by 0.06%. This slight decline, however, followed three months of growth in LEI-N from July through September and the October data is insufficient to reverse the trend of the previous three months.

Walstad and Allgood Appear in Wall Street Journal Financial Literacy Article

Nov 6 2012 9:00 AM | » Full Article
CBA economics professors, Dr. William Walstad and Dr. Sam Allgood were referenced in an article in the Wall Street Journal regarding their research on financial literacy. Their research looked at people’s financial literacy scores compared with their level of confidence, and found that people with high confidence scores were much better at making good financial decisions even if they did not always score high in actual financial knowledge.

Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska Remains Steady in September

Oct 19 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska Remains Steady in September
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska was largely unchanged in September, rising by just .09 percent. The slight increase followed two months of solid growth in the indicator in July and August.

Thompson and Irwin-Gish Discuss CBA News on KLIN Grow Lincoln Program

Oct 17 2012 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and Sheri Irwin-Gish, executive director of communications and marketing for the UNL College of Business Administration both appeared recently on KLIN’s Grow Lincoln radio program.

Research Shows Women Economists View Economic Policy Differently than Men

Oct 4 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article Research Shows Women Economists View Economic Policy Differently than Men
Dr. Ann Mari May and Dr. Mary McGarvey of CBA, along with Dr. Robert Whaples of Wake Forest, thought it would be interesting to find out if there were differences in the views of economists along the lines of gender. In doing so, they have garnered attention in the national media.

BBR Forecasts Second Consecutive Month of Economic Growth

Sep 21 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Forecasts Second Consecutive Month of Economic Growth
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska increased by 1.19 percent in August, and after two consecutive monthly increases, University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists predict a moderate pace of growth at the end of 2012 and into early 2013.

Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building

Sep 14 2012 1:30 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building
The Nebraska Board of Regents approved plans for a new $84 million College of Business Administration building, making way for one of the most significant events in the history of the college, and largest academic building project in recent history at UNL.

Dr. Ann Mari May Featured in National Media for Views on Economics and Gender Issues

Sep 5 2012 2:55 PM | » Full Article
Dr. Ann Mari May, professor of economics at the UNL College of Business Administration, was recently featured in three national news media articles. The Articles were from from ABC News, Phys.org. and the Chronicle of Higher Education. The articles examined gender roles with regard to economic issues.

Enrollment Up at UNL College of Business Administration

Sep 4 2012 4:00 PM | » Full Article Enrollment Up at UNL College of Business Administration
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration, announced a 25.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in the College of Business Administration this fall.

Dr. John Anderson Plays Key Role in Nebraska Legislative Summit

Aug 24 2012 1:30 PM | » Full Article Dr. John Anderson Plays Key Role in Nebraska Legislative Summit
Dr. John Anderson was featured at the Legislative Economic Summit sponsored by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Strategic Air Command Air Base Museum and 500 people attended, including the entire congressional delegation from the state of Nebraska.

BBR Announces Nebraska Economic Indicator Increase in August Report

Aug 17 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Announces Nebraska Economic Indicator Increase in August Report
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 1.24% in July 2012, reversing a decline in both May and June. Improvement in the indicator after two months of decline suggests that Nebraska will be able to sustain slow economic growth during the winter of late 2012 and early 2013.

Summer 2012 Graduation Ceremony Honors 125 Business Students

Aug 13 2012 4:30 PM | » Full Article Summer 2012 Graduation Ceremony Honors 125 Business Students
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 125 students following the summer 2012 semester. The commencement exercises were held Aug. 10 and 11 in separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Nebraska Business Forecast Council Announces Three Year Economic Forecast

Jul 20 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Business Forecast Council Announces Three Year Economic Forecast
The Nebraska Business Forecast Council expects Nebraska’s economic growth to remain modest over the next few years, helping the state maintain low unemployment and relative strength compared with the U.S. economy.

Dr. William Walstad Presents Financial Literacy Findings

Jun 29 2012 1:32 PM | » Full Article Dr. William Walstad Presents Financial Literacy Findings
Dr. William Walstad presented research results on the effect of financial literacy on credit card use at the Financial Literacy and Education Summit held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. Walstad and colleague Dr. Sam Allgood studied how knowledge and perception shape people's financial behaviors.

Dr. Eric Thompson Appears on KLIN Grow Lincoln to Discuss Nebraska Economy

Jun 25 2012 11:37 AM | » Full Article Dr. Eric Thompson Appears on KLIN Grow Lincoln to Discuss Nebraska Economy
Dr. Eric Thompson recently appeared on Lincoln’s KLIN radio Grow Lincoln program to reiterate the current state of the Nebraska economy. Although Thompson did see disappointing signs in the recent Leading Economic Indicator report for Nebraska, he also sees reasons for optimism, particularly in the Lincoln economy.

Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator June Report Shows Slow Down in Economy

Jun 15 2012 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator June Report Shows Slow Down in Economy
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) decreased by 0.52% in May 2012, the second decline in the last three months. Indicator values over the last three months suggest a slow growth in the Nebraska economy during the fall of 2012.

Dr. John Anderson Research Featured in Wall Street Journal Article

Jun 11 2012 9:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. John Anderson Research Featured in Wall Street Journal Article
Dr. John Anderson's research was recently featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The article examined whether government wage mandates for tipped employees, such as waiters and waitresses, actually resulted in more take home pay for employees.

BBR Reports Leading Economic Indicator Increase

May 18 2012 12:10 AM | » Full Article BBR Reports Leading Economic Indicator Increase
After a slight dip in the Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator - Nebraska April report, the May report projects an increase in economic growth for the state late this year. The LEI-N is produced by faculty and students at the UNL College of Business Administration.

Over 400 CBA Students Graduate at Spring 2012 Ceremony

May 10 2012 10:08 AM | » Full Article Over 400 CBA Students Graduate at Spring 2012 Ceremony
More than 400 students graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration this spring. They were part of the largest graduation class in the history of UNL with over 2,800 students receiving degrees.

Faculty Awards Recognize Excellence at CBA

May 1 2012 9:54 AM | » Full Article Faculty Awards Recognize Excellence at CBA
The Faculty Awards Reception for the College of Business Administration was held, Wednesday, April 25 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, the James, Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA, presented the awards to the ten award recipients.

Dr. Roger Butters and Dr. Eric Thompson Appear on "Grow Lincoln" Radio Show

Apr 30 2012 5:04 PM | » Full Article
Dr. Roger Butters and Dr. Eric Thompson of the economics department recently appeared on KLIN radio's "Grow Lincoln" radio program to discuss what's happening with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, and to talk about this month's Leading Economic Indicator report.

Dr. Ann Mari May Provides Expertise in Omaha World-Herald Article Examining Gender Gap

Apr 25 2012 9:23 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Ann Mari May, professor of economics at CBA, was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald with regard to her expertise in feminist economics. Dr. May talked about the issue of the gender gap in pay between women and men in the local work force.

BBR Monthly LEI Report Indicates Small Economic Decline

Apr 20 2012 12:01 AM | » Full Article BBR Monthly LEI Report Indicates Small Economic Decline
Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the UNL College of Business Administration Bureau of Business Research, reported a small decline in the Leading Economic Indicator for the state of Nebraska. It was the first decline the BBR has reported since beginning monthly reports earlier this year.

Dr. Giertz Research Referenced in U.S. News and World Report

Apr 19 2012 11:22 AM | » Full Article Dr. Giertz Research Referenced in U.S. News and World Report
Dr. Seth Giertz, associate professor of economics at the UNL College of Business Administration, was recently quoted in the U.S. News and World Report for a research article he published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Memorial Service for Longtime UNL Economics Professor Wallace C. Peterson

Apr 18 2012 11:27 AM | » Full Article
Long time UNL department of economics professor emeritus, Dr. Wallace Peterson, passed away on April 15, 2012. Peterson taught at UNL for over 40 years after beginning his teaching career in 1951.

Economics Grad Students to Present Seminars at CBA

Apr 17 2012 2:54 PM | » Full Article
Economics graduate students Simon Harvey and Kacey Douglas will both present research topics in their economic seminars to be given at the UNL College of Business Administration. The seminars are both free and open to the public.

Shannon McCoy Studies Financial Literacy in UCARE Project

Apr 9 2012 1:00 PM | » Full Article Shannon McCoy Studies Financial Literacy in UCARE Project
The UNL UCARE program allows undergraduate students the chance to practice developing their own research project under the tutelage of a faculty sponsor. Shannon McCoy was one of 17 business students who worked on a UCARE project this past school year.

Economics Seminar Featured Dr. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

Mar 26 2012 9:14 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers of Rutgers University recently presented her seminar, “Maternal Employment and Child Health: Global Issues and Policy Solutions,” at the UNL College of Business Administration. The seminar focused on feminist research issues related to women and the family.

BBR March Economic Indicator Report

Mar 16 2012 2:00 AM | » Full Article BBR March Economic Indicator Report
The UNL Bureau of Business Research again identified an increase this month in the Leading Economic Indicator (LEI) for the state of Nebraska. The LEI increased 0.93%, indicating moderate growth for the Nebraska economy in mid-2012.

Emily Koopmann's Big Time Success from Small Town Beginnings

Mar 2 2012 2:26 PM | » Full Article Emily Koopmann's Big Time Success from Small Town Beginnings
Emily Koopmann came to the UNL College of Business Administration from a graduating class of 64 students in Raymond, Neb. She's accomplished much during her time at CBA including being named Homecoming Queen last fall. Now she's being featured in a UNL video spotlight.

Dr. Sam Allgood Appointed Chair of Committee on Economic Education

Feb 28 2012 8:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Sam Allgood Appointed Chair of Committee on Economic Education
The American Economic Association (AEA) is the largest association of economists in the world. Dr. Sam Allgood, professor economics at CBA, will now be chairing the AEA's Committee on Economic Education, giving the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a strong voice among the leaders in the field.

CBA Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition for Contributions to Students

Feb 24 2012 9:21 AM | » Full Article CBA Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition for Contributions to Students
The UNL College of Business Administration had 13 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 3. Four of the recipients were first time awardees.

New Leading Economic Indicator Report Looks Good for Nebraska

Feb 17 2012 12:45 AM | » Full Article New Leading Economic Indicator Report Looks Good for Nebraska
The initial release of the Leading Economic Indicator report for Nebraska, produced by faculty and students in the Department of Economics and Bureau of Business Research at the UNL College of Business Administration, is a positive one for the Cornhusker state.

Econ Professors Leading Textbook Transformation

Feb 13 2012 11:30 AM | » Full Article Econ Professors Leading Textbook Transformation
CBA economics professors Drs. Roger Butters and Carlos Asarta are helping revolutionize the way students learn. The two are part of an initiative by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which will produce the first-ever fully digital curriculum for the economics course.

Student Ethics Code Launches for CBA Students

Feb 10 2012 10:30 AM | » Full Article Student Ethics Code Launches for CBA Students
Wall Street, Fortune 500 Companies and businesses across the world continually discuss the importance of ethics in business. A group of CBA students decided to stop talking and start doing, writing a new student ethics code.

Bureau of Business Research Offers Unique Opportunities for Student Research

Jan 12 2012 4:20 PM | » Full Article Bureau of Business Research Offers Unique Opportunities for Student Research
CBA's Bureau of Business Research (BBR) offers students a chance to show their initiative when it comes to tackling major research projects. Dr. Eric Thompson, Director of the BBR, believes the Bureau is also one of Nebraska's key resources when it comes to understanding our economy.

BBR Roads Study Featured in Omaha World-Herald

Dec 19 2011 9:37 AM | » Full Article
The Bureau of Business Research was featured in an Omaha World-Herald article for a new study looking at how large road projects impact big cities. Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the BBR, presented the results to the State Highway Commission on December 16.

Business Ethics are Focus for CBA Students

Dec 15 2011 8:29 AM | » Full Article Business Ethics are Focus for CBA Students
The Business Ethics program at the UNL College of Business Administration is ranked as the third strongest program in the Big Ten conference by Businessweek. The program is integrated into over 90 percent of business classes and visiting speakers are a large component of the program.

Fischer and Davidson Present Seminar at University of Texas-Arlington

Dec 13 2011 9:16 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Tammie Fischer and Jennifer Davidson, M.Ed., represented the UNL College of Business Center for Economic Education and presented a seminar at the University of Texas-Arlington last month. The topic of the seminar was "Change and Continuity of Economic Systems and Processes."

Economics Faculty Members Honored with Phil Saunders Award for Best Research Paper

Dec 5 2011 1:47 PM | » Full Article
Economics faculty members Drs. Roger Butters, Carlos Asarta and Eric Thompson were recognized with the Phil Saunders Award for Best Research Paper at the 2011 National Association of Economic Educators annual meeting. The award recognizes the paper that best contributes to research in economic education.

Dr. Seth Giertz to Present Seminar at Lincoln Institute

Nov 1 2011 12:27 PM | » Full Article Dr. Seth Giertz to Present Seminar at Lincoln Institute
Dr. Seth Giertz, will be presenting a seminar at the Lincoln Institute in Cambridge, Mass. The topic will be "Boom and Bust: A Look at Housing Bubbles from 1980-2010."

Dr. Eric Thompson Talks About Medici Effect on KLKN Radio

Oct 21 2011 11:16 AM | » Full Article Dr. Eric Thompson Talks About Medici Effect on KLKN Radio
Dr. Eric Thompson, Director of the College of Business Administration Bureau of Business Research, recently was a guest on Lincoln KLKN radio's "Grow Lincoln" radio show. He talked about the Medici effect which looks at how all citizens in a community can come together to create a strong economy.

Economics of Collegiate Athletics Seminar Presented at UNL

Oct 17 2011 2:23 PM | » Full Article Economics of Collegiate Athletics Seminar Presented at UNL
A recent economic seminar spotlighting the influence of athletics in higher education was presented by Dr. John Siegfried of Vanderbilt University. The seminar was hosted by the College of Business Administration Department of Economics and can be viewed online.

Economics Graduate Student Trevor Nelson Noted for Work on Green Jobs Report

Oct 14 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
Economics graduate student Trevor Nelson recently helped complete a research project and was acknowledged by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman for work he did on the “Green Jobs Report.”  Nelson, who was working for the Department of Labor, also got the chance to work alongside members of the UNL College of Business Administration Bureau of Business Research.

Business Students Crowned King and Queen of Homecoming

Oct 13 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Business Students Crowned King and Queen of Homecoming
CBA senior Emily Koopmann of Raymond, and Skip Hecox of Gothenburg, were crowned king and queen Oct. 8 at the UNL Homecoming celebration. Koopmann is a marketing and economics major and Hecox is an agribusiness major (CASNR).

Economist Dr. John Siegfried to Speak at UNL on Financial Issues of College Athletics

Sep 19 2011 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. John Siegfried, professor of economics emeritus from Vanderbilt University and secretary treasurer of the American Economic Association, will be the speaker at a seminar at UNL on Friday, September 30, at 10:00 am in the UNL Wick Alumni Center. Siegfried's talk will examine the economics of intercollegiate athletics.

Dr. Seth Giertz Featured in Omaha World-Herald Midlands Voices Column

Sep 15 2011 9:23 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Seth Giertz, assistant professor of economics at CBA, was recently featured in an Omaha World-Herald opinion piece. Giertz argued that the view that the wealthy pay more in taxes may not be an answer to the nation's economic woes.

2011-12 Faculty Promotions Announced by College of Business Administration

Sep 7 2011 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Sam Allgood, Dr. Fiona Nah and Dr. Geoffrey Friesen also received promotions at the UNL College of Business Administration this academic year. All three have played significant roles in advancing the strategic goals of the College.

Bureau of Business Research Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Aug 9 2011 11:12 AM | » Full Article
The latest State Entrepreneurship Index published by the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) was featured in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article. Involved in publishing the research were UNL economics graduate student Van Tran, Dr. William Walstad, UNL professor of economics and Dr. Eric Thompson, BBR director.

Dr. Eric Thompson Interviewed on Debt Crisis by KLKN-TV

Jul 15 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska residents shouldn't be overly worried about the approaching August 2 deadline the U.S. government is facing to resolve the current debt crisis, according to Dr. Eric Thompson of the UNL economics department.

Bureau of Business Research Conducts Green Economy Job Study

Jul 13 2011 9:36 AM | » Full Article Bureau of Business Research Conducts Green Economy Job Study
A report by the UNL Bureau of Business Research (BBR) has concluded that Nebraska’s workforce is in great position to take advantage of expected demand for green collar jobs. Dr. Eric Thompson of the BBR helped prepare the report for a six-state consortium including the Nebraska Department of Labor.

Giertz Research Explores Dynamics of Americans Applying for Disability

May 31 2011 9:55 AM | » Full Article Giertz Research Explores Dynamics of Americans Applying for Disability

Dr. Seth Giertz, assistant professor of economics at UNL, recently co-authored an article appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Labor Reserach.  Giertz and co-author Jeffrey Kubik explored the dynamics of Americans applying for disability as an 'early-retirement' option.

UNL Economics Graduate Students Earn Fellowships and Accolades

May 20 2011 10:13 AM | » Full Article

The UNL economics department celebrated their annual awards luncheon with the presentation of several fellowships and teaching awards.  Graduate advisor Dr. Matthew Cushing presented the honors.

College of Business Faculty Members Honored at Inaugural Event

May 4 2011 9:05 AM | » Full Article

The inaugural Faculty Awards Reception for the College of Business Administration held, Thursday, April 28 at the Visitor’s Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, the James, Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA, honored six retiring faculty members and presented 10 faculty awards.

Economics, German Graduate Named Fulbright Scholar

Apr 29 2011 12:52 PM | » Full Article Economics, German Graduate Named Fulbright Scholar

Economics and German major Alyx Dodds Garner developed an interest in the German language while living in Germany as a child.  Now she will be traveling back to Germany this summer as a Fulbright Scholar.

UNL Economics Chair Discusses Effects of Japanese Earthquake on Public Television

Apr 25 2011 3:27 PM | » Full Article

UNL's Dr. Scott Fuess recently appeared on UNO Television's "Consider This..." to discuss the economic impact of Japanese's devastating earthquake.  Fuess, who has lived in Japan, has studied the Japanese economy closely for the past 15 years.

College of Business Administration Student Athletes Honored for Academic Success

Apr 22 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article College of Business Administration Student Athletes Honored for Academic Success

Julie Brechtel and Casey Hauptman are just two of the 90 College of Business Administration student athletes being honored for their academic success at UNL.  The two seniors conclude their Husker athletic careers this semester with great success on the playing field as well.

Ohio State University Professor Dr. Mark Partridge to Speak at UNL Economic Seminar

Apr 15 2011 2:31 PM | » Full Article

The UNL Economics Department kicks off its entry into the Big Ten with a seminar by Ohio State University Professor, Dr. Mark Partridge.

2011 England-Clark Conference Celebrates 105 years of Doctoral Research in Economics

Apr 6 2011 9:17 AM | » Full Article

The UNL Department of Economics and College of Business Administration will be celebrating 105 years of doctoral research at the 2011 England-Clark Conference to be held April 7 and 8 on the UNL campus.

Nebraska High School Students Compete in Economic Challenge at UNL

Apr 1 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska High School Students Compete in Economic Challenge at UNL

Nebraska high school students competed recently at UNL in this year's Nebraska Economics Challenge.  The winners of the competition advanced to the nationals in late April.  The annual event is hosted by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education.

Economics Major Mark Suleiman Motivates Fellow Students Through the Shark Fund

Mar 31 2011 9:35 AM | » Full Article Economics Major Mark Suleiman Motivates Fellow Students Through the Shark Fund

The appeal Mark Suleiman found for business at CBA not only led him to change career paths but also inspired a real world business endeavor called the Shark Fund that helped other UNL students learn the fundamentals of financial investment.

Economics Doctoral Candidate Accepts Faculty Position at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces

Mar 28 2011 9:13 AM | » Full Article

Department of Economics Doctoral Candidate Mingming Pan has accepted a position at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces as an Assistant Professor of Economics.  Pan, who grew up in China, will leave Nebraska with a broad range of support and experience she received at UNL.

Andrew Perumal Credits Economics Faculty with his Success

Mar 22 2011 2:27 PM | » Full Article

UNL Doctoral Candidate Andrew Perumal has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston.   Perumal credits the Economics department faculty for shaping his current success.

Dr. Eric Thompson Research Shows Impact of Insurance Industry on Nebraska's Economy

Mar 18 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. Eric Thompson Research Shows Impact of Insurance Industry on Nebraska's Economy

A report by Dr. Eric Thompson of UNL's Bureau of Business Research shows the significant impact that the insurance industry has on Nebraska's economy.  The research, conducted by Thompson and Creighton University's Dr. Ernie Goss, concludes that insurance businesses had an overall impact of $10.3 billion on the state's economy last year.

Dr. Carlos Asarta Documents Japan Earthquake Firsthand

Mar 16 2011 9:42 AM | » Full Article Dr. Carlos Asarta Documents Japan Earthquake Firsthand

UNL economics professor Dr. Carlos Asarta went to Japan to lecture on economic education. He ended up helping document one of the world's worst natural catastrophes in modern times.

Grant to Promote Research on "Land, Gender, and Food Security"

Mar 11 2011 11:08 AM | » Full Article

The International Association for Feminist Economics, headquartered in the Departments of Economics and Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln, will receive a $250,000 grant over the next two years from the Ford Foundation to support publication of a special issue of Feminist Economics, the Association’s signature journal, on “Land, Gender, and Food Security.”

Seth Giertz Testifies Before Senate Revenue Committee on Income Tax Bill

Mar 9 2011 8:52 AM | » Full Article Seth Giertz Testifies Before Senate Revenue Committee on Income Tax Bill

UNL Economics professor, Dr. Seth Giertz, testified before the Nebraska Senate Revenue Committee regarding a current bill aimed at reforming Nebraska's individual and corporate income tax structure.

Dr. Ann Mari May Co-Authors Major Research Collection on Feminist Economics

Mar 4 2011 9:44 AM | » Full Article

Economics professor Dr. Ann Mari-May has received news that a major new three-volume research collection that she co-authored will be published as part of the International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series.

Dr. Roger Butters Puts Nebraska Council on Economic Education on the Map

Mar 2 2011 10:26 AM | » Full Article Dr. Roger Butters Puts Nebraska Council on Economic Education on the Map

Dr. Roger Butters focuses on making economics fun for K-12 students across Nebraska. His efforts are currently being featured in UNL's "Put Yourself on the Map" campaign.

UNL Finance Major Excels in Economics Competition

Feb 23 2011 3:17 PM | » Full Article UNL Finance Major Excels in Economics Competition

UNL finance major Joel Jantzen took a detour into economics last year and captured a first place trophy competing in the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.

Dr. Scott Fuess Discusses Significance of UNL's Move to Big Ten on KOLN-TV

Feb 17 2011 12:32 PM | » Full Article Dr. Scott Fuess Discusses Significance of UNL's Move to Big Ten on KOLN-TV

Everyone is aware of the athletic implications regarding UNL's move to the Big Ten but what does it mean for academics and research? UNL Chair of Economics, Dr. Scott Fuess, sat down with KOLN-TV in Lincoln to explain the significance of the move.

Seth Giertz Presents Paper at Tax Policy Seminar

Feb 16 2011 10:02 AM | » Full Article Seth Giertz Presents Paper at Tax Policy Seminar

UNL Assistant Professor of economics Seth Giertz presented his research at the Center for Tax Law and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Giertz's presentation was given at the Center's Tax Policy Seminar Series.

Doctoral Alum Credits Economics Faculty Member for Interest in Feminist Economics

Feb 11 2011 11:08 AM | » Full Article

Former UNL Economics major Dr. Elizabeth Moorhouse credits Dr. Ann Mari May's influence as being key to her teaching and research success. Moorhouse was recently featured in a Lycoming College magazine story.

Nebraska Economic Council Brings Stock Market Game to Nebraska High Schools

Feb 10 2011 1:52 PM | » Full Article

The Nebraska Economic Council was recently featured in the Omaha World-Herald for teaching core principles of the stock market and economics to high school students. The Stock Market Game allows students to earn virtual cash to attempt to create a successful portfolio.

Rosenbaum Heading Team to Examine Energy Efficiency Program

Feb 2 2011 8:33 AM | » Full Article Rosenbaum Heading Team to Examine Energy Efficiency Program

A team led by Dr. David Rosenbaum of the UNL Economics department, along with other UNL researchers are undertaking projects to examine the impact of two state-sponsored energy efficiency programs.

Scott Fuess Discusses Job Growth on KOLN-TV News

Jan 31 2011 3:38 PM | » Full Article Scott Fuess Discusses Job Growth on KOLN-TV News

UNL Department of Economics, Chair, Scott Fuess sat down with KOLN Lincoln news to talk about the slow job growth trends within an improving economy.

Hendrik van den Berg Examines Dynamics of Global Economy

Jan 26 2011 12:56 PM | » Full Article

CBA Economics professor Hendrik van den Berg spoke recently at the UNL Colloquium, "Globalization's Promise." Dr. van den Berg talked about why he embraces participating in a global economy.

Eric Thompson Discusses Rise of Local Poverty on KOLN-TV News

Jan 24 2011 11:37 AM | » Full Article

CBA Director of the Bureau of Business Research Eric Thompson was recently interviewed by Lincoln's KOLN-TV for a story on rising poverty rates in Omaha and Lincoln.

MacPhee to Serve as Consultant with African Bank

Jan 11 2011 1:46 PM | » Full Article

CBA professor Craig MacPhee has been asked to serve as a consultant with Société Française de Réalisation, d’Études et de Conseil for the African Development Bank, which serves all of Africa. He will be estimating the relationships between international trade and GDP and population as part of the effort to estimate the required infrastructure.

Carlos Asarta earns “Outstanding Educator” award

Jan 3 2011 1:42 PM | » Full Article Carlos Asarta earns “Outstanding Educator” award

Each year the UNL fraternity Beta Theta Pi honors outstanding UNL faculty. In this year’s recognition event, held in late November, Economics Assistant Professor of Practice, Carlos Asarta was honored as one of UNL’s “Outstanding Educators” for 2010.

Dr. Ann Mari May Research Reaches National Media

Dec 16 2010 2:32 PM | » Full Article

Dr. Ann Mari May has made national news recently for the research she has done in feminist economics here at the UNL College of Business. It's an area of research that May believes can change the way both our government and the news media ultimately approach the subject of economics.

Van den Berg Textbook Uses Historical Perspective to Understand Financial System

Nov 18 2010 10:15 AM | » Full Article

UNL College of Business professor Hendrik Van den Berg’s new textbook, International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics, seeks to define how our current international financial system operates within the context of economic, social and natural constructs of human beings.

College of Business Professor Seth Giertz Featured in National Media

Nov 18 2010 9:58 AM | » Full Article College of Business Professor Seth Giertz Featured in National Media

UNL College of Business professor Seth Giertz was featured recently in Washington Post articles spotlighting the research he has done related to the current debate on federal tax rates. Although people have strong opinions on what those rates should be Giertz’s research underscores the idea that it’s not a simple solution regardless of your philosophy on tax rates.

Money Smart Kid Essay Competition Winner

Oct 27 2010 3:12 PM | » Full Article Money Smart Kid Essay Competition Winner

The winner of the Money Smart Week essay contest was Emma Cooney from Lux Middle School right here in Lincoln. Emma, her mom, and CBA Economics professor Dr. Roger Butters are pictured here with Governor Dave Heineman. Emma won a $1000 Nebraska College Savings Plan!

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